Monsters and Creatures of Greek Mythology, The

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Greek mythology has the strangest creatures, plucked from the most fertile imaginations in the history of storytelling. Discover figures half-human and half-goat, horrendous giants with 50 heads and 100 arms, and massive one-eyed brutes known as Cyclopes. See how fearless Greek mortals pitted their wits against the ugliest and most monstrous forms known to humans.

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Overview

Greek mythology has the strangest creatures, plucked from the most fertile imaginations in the history of storytelling. Discover figures half-human and half-goat, horrendous giants with 50 heads and 100 arms, and massive one-eyed brutes known as Cyclopes. See how fearless Greek mortals pitted their wits against the ugliest and most monstrous forms known to humans.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6–8—This comprehensive overview of Greek mythology is perfect for students doing reports or for "Percy Jackson" (Hyperion) fans looking for more solid information. Blocks of text are laid out on colorful pages and paired with relevant paintings, photographs of sculptures or artifacts, or comic-book-style illustrations of important figures, so even with a lot of text, the books are not intimidating. Sidebars provide profiles of relevant figures. As told, the stories favor comprehensive information-sharing over drama, so kids looking for thrilling tales should look elsewhere. Those readers looking for facts won't be disappointed, though, as the reach of the books extends to the effect of mythology on things readers may already be familiar with, such as constellations, planets, and natural formations. Racier aspects of the myths—including drunkenness; mating between gods, mortals, and even animals; and violence—are included.—Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756544812
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Ancient Greek Mythology Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 721,967
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.
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